Story-day is for cultural exploration, puraanas and parables and finding out about leading lights in spiritual philosophy.
It will not escape notice that next week is the time of the nativity of Lord Jesus. In Vedanta, Christ is accepted as a Satguru; a True Master, who questioned and analysed and researched, the better to understand His purpose and relationship with God. Then he returned to the land of his birth (for, do not forget, he was absent some fourteen years…)
The plain fact is that very few verses indeed are written in the Gospels in reference to the nativity. What we recognise today as 'the Christmas story' is rather cobbled together from very sketchy, after-the-fact reporting. Academia also is wont to argue the toss about the date; it is generally acknowledged that December 25th became the standard as it was a way of utilising a pre-existing pagan celebration and combining it with a liturgical Mass for the Christ… and Christmas itself was born. However, it can be easy, when working in the realm of logic, to seem harsh about the matter. The plain fact is that there was a man of great destiny born; where, when and how really don't matter in the grand scheme of things. The really important thing is what he grew up to be and the message he spread.
It is no harm at all to think on that birth and meditate upon the potential within us all to become unified with the Lord, as Yeshu promised. Therefore, honour the prophet who was Christ Jesus. Permit your heart to swell with Love and Light.
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